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A hen that previously cost Shillings 20,000 now costs Shillings 30000. Emma Namondo, a resident says the prices of most of the essential food commodities have increased. According to Namondo, he didn’t expect the prices to increase given the time people have spent in the lockdown without making money.
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Food prices have shot up in Bududa district as Christmas draws closer.  Traders have taken of the festive season to hike the prices of foodstuffs such as Matooke, Rice, chicken, wheat flour and cabbages among others. 

A bunch of Matooke that has been going for Shillings 10,000 now costs Shillings 20,000, a kilogram of tomatoes now cost Shillings 2000 from Shillings 1000, a head of cabbage now costs Shillings 1000 from Shillings 1000 while a kilogram of passion fruits costs Shillings 2200 from 1200.

A hen that previously cost Shillings 20,000 now costs Shillings 30000. Emma Namondo, a resident says the prices of most of the essential food commodities have increased. According to Namondo, he didn’t expect the prices to increase given the time people have spent in the lockdown without making money.


Peter Mandu, a resident of Kikholo town council, says produce dealers have taken advantage of the season to make an extra buck. He, however, wants the traders to be mindful of the season given the effect COVID-19 has had on various people.  

Vicente Wamono, a trader in Kikholo town council, says the prices of goods are equally high on the side of the suppliers of items like rice and wheat flour. He asked the government to regulate the prices so that their customers can get them at fair prices.





Dickson Natsami, a trader in Kuushu town council, says farmers are blaming the hike in the prices of foodstuffs like matooke and cabbages on lack of inputs.

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